The UK’s AEROVOLT is launching “the world’s first” smart charging network for electric aircraft, in the south of the UK, initially with six sites at IOW Sandown, Lee-on-Solent, Shoreham, Lydd, Bournemouth and Kittyhawk. A further 18 sites across the UK are confirmed to be installed in the next 18 months.
“Developed in house, ‘Squadron’ is an aviation specific software management system,” said the company in a press release. “With the ability to book charging slots across the network, real time charger usage and status updates, load balancing and seamless communication for all aircraft using the network.”
“Alongside the Charging Network Aerovolt is offering cheap and accessible electric flying to all pilots with a Private Pilots Licence…Covering the cost of conversion training and free ground schooling. Our Velis Electro Aircraft is available to rent for only UKP100ph (UKP8-9ph in electricity per hour). Equivalent to almost half the cost of renting a similar conventional ICE powered aircraft. With plans to expand the electric fleet with a range of upcoming new electric aircraft and eVTOLs coming to market.“
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